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Other “Indian Territory” besides Oklahoma?

I've got a girl in the 1900 Census living with her father and step-mother. The father, Charles, as far as I can tell, always lived in the Atlanta region (born 1867 in Carrollton, almost due west to ...
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Trying to confirm the place where Robert Brown was at the time of this 1911 Military Census log

Here is a link to a 1911 military census log. Extract: Name: Robert Brown Age in 1911: 22 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1889 Gender: Male Birth Place: South Melton, Devon, England Search Photos:...
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Trying to find Kina Rd in Toronto

The 1921 Census of Canada indicates family members lived at 536 Kina Rd, Toronto South District, District #133, Sub-District, Ward 4. I can't find this street. Was it renamed or has it disappeared or ...
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Census- Records column 30 [duplicate]

Ancestor was born in 1832 England, lived in Minneapolis Ward 13. Column 30 ..what is the meaning of -9- . No letters just dash 9 dash
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What is this immigration year symbol on a 1900 US Census in St. Joseph County Indiana

The Instructions for Enumerators of the 1900's us Census states: Citizenship 148. Column 16. Year of immigration to the United States.—If the person is a native of the United States, leave the column ...
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GRO and Other Data - How to Provide Access via my site?

I notice that some sites give access to Census returns, GRO records (for the UK) etc eg this one has a long list of databases you can search https://www.familyrelatives.com/post_search.php. Does ...
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Baby recorded on 1911 census – but born a month after the census?

Got a bit of a puzzle – I have found a baby, born 7 May 1911, who seems to be recorded on the 1911 census in rural Nottinghamshire, England. But the census was taken on 2 Apr 1911. How is this ...
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Is there an online site where all Prussian and German Census can be found?

Like a bad beginner I had come across one census taken of the town called Angloh Germany in the Kirchham area in Passau region I believe. Anyway I long lost that link. I was hoping to see what family ...
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Looking for this Fryer family in further records

I am currently researching the Fryer family and am trying to see if I can another Fryer family in Chester to mine. The family in question is found on the 1841 census in Chester, Cheshire at George ...
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Where in Handbridge is / was the Rook or Rock?

On the 1841 census, Frances Potter was living in Handbridge, Chester, and the place is listed as "Rook" or "Rock". I have been to Handbridge many times but have never come across this place before. ...
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What does un mean in the column for immigration year on the 1920 US census?

What does un mean in the column for immigration year on the 1920 United States census? Other people have a year entered.
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Schedule Number on 1911 census [closed]

How do I find the house number I have a schedule number from the 1911 census but I would like to know the house number.
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Are there populations with comprehensive genealogies for most members?

Are there any human populations for which comprehensive genealogies (or just pedigrees) have been compiled? eg researchers compile genealogy data in their study of a island population.
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Why would a family misspell their surname?

I found a family on the 1861 England census that I could be related to. However, when I look at the New GRO Index I find a different situation. It seems like the family said that their name was ...
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Adoption records in 1871 based on census info

I have just stumbled over the fact that my Great x 3 Grandmother remarried a Charles Chant. My Great x 2 Grandfather Henry is listed along with his sister Fanny as step children. Does this mean ...
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Why can't I see 1861 / 1871 census entries on Freecen website when I can see them on Ancestry website?

According to Ancestry there are two potential census entries (1861 and 1871) for Martha Coke: I don't have a paid subscription so can't view these documents. What I don't understand though is why I ...
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Dealing with different birthplace and names of parents in England?

I am researching my 2x great-grandmother. (Ann) Norah O’Brien BIRTH ABT 1860 • St Pancras, Middlesex, England DEATH 16 JAN 1923 • Exeter, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom Her life has been quite ...
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Historical Census and Authenticity

I am wondering if anyone knows of cases of where a household might have claimed a member even if they did not live there? For example, I am looking at an individual in New Hampshire in 1850, but there ...
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Reading place-names in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Reading occupation in 1906 Denmark Census image?

This question has been split off from Reading place names in 1906 Denmark Census image? Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from ...
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Reading religion column in 1906 Denmark Census image?

For ease of answering I have split this question into 3 separate questions. Can anyone assist me to finish off reading the details of this 1906 Danish census? The image is from FamilySearch who cite ...
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Why is my ancestor missing from the New GRO Index - England?

I found my 2x great-grandmother on the 1901 and 1911 censuses. Norah O'Brien Abt 1861 or 1866 St Albans 1901 census https://www.ancestry.ca/sharing/16562936?h=72ff1d&utm_campaign=bandido-...
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What does M mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?

What does 'M' mean in the 'Free or Slave' field in the 1850 US Federal Census Mortality Schedule?
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Similar info on death info, but a different middle name shown

Whilst researching the family of my Great Grandfather, Frederick Williams, I learned from the 1901 England and Wales Census that he had a younger sister, born in 1899. Her name was Margaret Amy ...
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Finding households in the 1926 census of Prairie Provinces?

The 1926 Canadian Census of the Prairie Provinces (including Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan) has been released to the public. I can’t find some relatives and their neighbours south of Tompkins. ...
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Missing Enumeration District/Families in the 1920 U.S. Census

Edit: The enumeration district for Kennady Township was 0017 and 40-19. I believe there is an enumeration district that was missed in the 1920 census that contains a few of my ancestors and their ...
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Why might ancestors be missing from 1926 Canadian census?

My great-grandparents came to Canada from Romania. They travelled by boat (arrived Halifax Jan 1924) and then took the train to Saskatchewan to become farmers. They stayed with a cousin around the ...
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Cannot find an immigrant in the 1860/70 US Census

In the US Census from 1860 and 1870, I am looking for a German immigrant named Gustav Adolf (or Adolph) Neumann, born October 27, 1824 in Leipzig, Saxony (Sachsen), Germany, who immigrated to the ...
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Explaining unknown person found in family listing in 1940 Federal Census of Iowa?

the 1940 federal census record for my dad's family is 100% accurate for the entire family - names spelled correctly, ages correctly listed - for 2 parents and their 4 children. But the census also ...
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Father and Son on Same Tax List

A father (for instance James Sr) is on the same tax list in Kentucky with three young men (James Jr., Joseph and William) with the last surname, who could be his sons or nephews. James Sr is listed ...
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Travelling to Romania to explore family roots?

I will be traveling to Romania this spring for about a 2 week stay. Aside from enjoying the tourist side of things, family history exploration will be a priority. I will have a Romanian tour guide ...
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Finding records of professional athlete and trainer who married 1911 at Cardiff, Wales?

I have a marriage certificate for my wife's great Grandfather. According to the certificate, he was born about 1885. He signed it as "Alexander Campbell Harris". He stated that his father was "Samuel ...
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Where to find 1911 sub-districts in order?

I am trying to work out which of two death records in Wakefield registration district is my ancestor. To do this I need the subdistricts listed in the order they come on the census. I don’t know ...
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Reading a word in an 1841 census image

I'm struggling to read part of an 1841 census record: The difficult element is at the far right of the line for Saml Brown Gamekeeper (in the column headed Where born in Scotland Ireland or Foreign ...
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Finding person missed in 1920 census?

My dad was in school at the time of the 1920 census. He was born and lived in Arkansas in 1920. His dad was alone in that one, and his mom was with his sister in St Louis. He was part Cherokee and ...
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What was the career of Patrick Golden on the 1870 census?

I am unable to read what follows "Painter" in the 1870 federal census record for Patrick Golden of Boston: What is in parentheses after his name? It appears to start with "H". Here is the full page:
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Seeking image from New York 1860 Federal Census Index?

In Interpreting relationships to head of household in 1855 New York State Census? I mentioned that: Robert [Sellars] is another son who [in 1855] was living in the same Albany ward as Hugh (...
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Finding illegitimate boy after birth in 1903?

Edward James Logan Reid was born in May 1903 to Margaret Reid. I can find no record of him until 1923 in Canada as Edward James Fraser. Margaret had married James Fraser in Ontario in 1915. Where was ...
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What can I infer about John Wright from this 1841 census entry?

The 1841 census for England and Wales (Piece number 1208, Book number 8, Folio number 26, Page number 2) has a John Wright aged 11 at Coventry Street, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, England. He is ...
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Public release date for 1926 Canadian Prairie Prov. Census, soon?

I am anxiously waiting for the release of the 1926 Canadian Prairie Province Census. The Canadian Census website on June 2nd states: The 1926 Census of the Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, ...
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Seeking parents of ancestor born 1838 in Saxony Province, Germany?

I am trying to find the parents of my Great Grandfather, Fredric William Pahnish, born 11 dec 1838 in Saxony Province, Germany. He died on 18 Aug 1890 in Bannack, Beaverhead, Montana, S
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Sharing DNA with Capon family.on AncestryDNA?

My Grand Father, James Alfred Capon, was a Nurse Child. He had the family surname on a census. I am in a Family Circle with the family he stayed with. Does this mean he was their child? My ...
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What is Census occupation named Folder Work?

A Census record for London from 1901 includes “Folder Work” as the occupation of a 15-year-old boy. (What is possibly the same individual a decade later was occupied as a “Malsters Labourer”.): The ...
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Looking for John Ward, father of James Spencer Ward

I'm looking for a John Ward, father of James Spencer Ward. James Spencer Ward was born in Wrenbury, Cheshire some time in the 1830s. On James' wedding certificate to Mary Davies in Chester in 1864, ...
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How can I distinguish between name changes and missing records?

Every now and again I come across a person, who seems to have changed their name. For example, a birth/baptism record may have one name, while subsequent records (marriage, census…) use another for ...
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Wrong ages in England and Wales Census

I'm currently in the process of researching my Great Great Grandfather Ivan Williams, along with his mother, Mary Williams on ancestry. I found on the 1901 Census that Mary was aged 82 and that Ivan ...
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Determining a relationship from the 1871 census?

I am trying to identify the parents of my great-grandfather Thomas Jones (born 5 March 1870 in Dowlais, Merthyr Tyfdil, which ties up with all his census entries from 1881 onwards.) I know their ...
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Looking for Alexander Ormond on 1861 census?

Looking for Alexander Ormond born in 1841 in Forfar on the 1861 census. I can't seem to find him or any of his immediate family for that matter. His mother's name was Jane/Jean Ormond (nee Peter). ...
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Can 1801-1831 censuses in England be viewed online? [duplicate]

Can the 1801-1831 censuses in England be viewed online? If so, where and how?
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Information on a ship called the “Bancroft”

My thrice great grandfather Joseph Campbell (born 1854 in Chester) is listed as a ship master on a vessel called "Bancroft" docked in Birkenhead in the 1881 census. He is the only listed crew member ...